Kerry’s Paul Murphy: “There will be good competition there next year but that is only good for Kerry.” Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kerry footballer Paul Murphy had no reservations about dropping last month’s All Star trip to Boston to represent his club in the East Kerry final in(...)

Tommy Walsh’s AFL career with Sydney Swams was interrupted by injury. Photograph: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE

Eamonn Fitzmaurice has confirmed the return of Tommy Walsh to the Kerry fold. The Kerry manager says that Walsh will play with Kerry in the McGrath Cu(...)

St. Vincent’s forward Diarmuid Connolly after the All-Ireland club final win ver Castlebar Mitchells’s at Croke Park in March 2014. Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

St Vincent’s 4-12 Castlebar Mitchells 2-11 Sometimes club football just isn’t a fair fight. All the slingshots in the world aren’t much use to David w(...)

Ipswich’s Stephen Hunt in action against   Charlton Athletic: his understandable comments sparked a firestorm of abuse.  Photo: Tom Dulat/Getty Images

It didn’t take the firestorm of abuse that erupted in response to Stephen Hunt’s perfectly unexceptional original column to demonstrate yet again that(...)

A copy of the West Australian newspaper showing headlines surrounding the death of Phillip Hughes. Photograph: Paul Kane/Getty Images
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • November 28, 2014, 08:32

James O’Donoghue has provided an insight into his great year, “shouldering the burden” of becoming Kerry’s talisman in the absence of Colm Cooper, but(...)

Austin Stacks’ William Kirby in action against Colm Cooper of Dr Crokes. “Your career is short enough and I’m finding it hard to walk away.” Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/inpho

Two ways of looking at this. William Kirby, who lines out for Austin Stacks in tomorrow’s Kerry county final, will be 40 next February. Or – just a se(...)

Kerry’s Kieran Donaghy celebrates scoring a goal against Donegal in the All-Ireland final at Croke Park. “While the body’s good and I feel I can help, I’ll play.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Bill Clinton called himself the ‘Comeback Kid’ for less. Kerry’s Kieran Donaghy, who yesterday, with Kilkenny hurler Richie Power, was named one of th(...)

Donegal’s Karl Lacey leaving the field strewn in streamers. One can only hope that  was not his last act in a Donegal shirt. Photograph: Inpho

“DO you mind? I’ve been waiting here since half past 12,” a Kerry woman informed a Donegal man, cursed by height and stature, as he tried to unobtrusi(...)

Huge crowds turned out at Rathmore railway station to welcome home the victorious Kerry senior and minor football teams yesterday evening. Photograph: Eamonn Keogh

“Country roads, take me home/ To the place I belong.” The voice may have been John Denver’s but the sentiment was surely felt by all of the 2,000 or s(...)

A disappointed Karl Lacey of Donegal returns to the dressing room after the defeat to Kerry in the All-Ireland final at Croke  Park yesterday. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

No one said it would be a classic. And no one in Kerry will mind that now after winning what must rank as one of the sweetest All-Irelands of their gr(...)